Our Ethos

About the Founders

 

What we do and the Ninja code of conduct:

 

Code of Conduct: To attack a series of obstacles with determination, strength and a lack of fear!

 

At the Ninja Code Academy, we take that Ninja philosophy and apply it to software coding, electronics and computer design.

We interact with software code daily, whether you use a computer, mobile phone, TV, car or other gadgets…

Just look at the smart phone revolution. The apps. available for download exceed 2 million each on Android and Apple.

Our ethos is founded on the principle that everyone, whatever their age or gender, in preparation for the future, must have a strong understanding of :

  • what software code does

  • how it is used with ‘naked’ hardware

  • how it affects our everyday lives…

Our team especially like this quote from 2013(!)

will.i.am: Musician/The Black Eyed Peas and Entrepreneur

 

“Here we are, 2013, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code.

It’s important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code.”

 

What you will learn:

 

Objective: Make it relevant, make it fun, make it cool and make it physical! 

 

In the broadest sense, Physical Computing means building interactive physical systems through the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to events.

In practical use, the term most often describes design projects that use various sensors and microcomputers to translate “real world” analogue or digital signals (like buttons) to a software system. Outputs are controlled through electro-mechanical devices such as motors, servos, visual displays, LEDs and other hardware.

 

Engaging the Ninja visually and aurally (physically) ensures learning is fostered through curiosity, fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

The result is the Ninja goes from ‘I swiped this’ to ‘I made this’… very cool!

 

The Ninja Code Academy enhances, extends and complements the National Curriculum with creative hands-on learning.

 

And let’s not forget IoT (Internet of Things) the next big “thing”… . See more about IoT here.

 

Here’s what Max Levchin, CEO and Co-founder, PayPal says:

“Learning to code will be a huge booster for your future, no matter what your professional plans may be. Learning to code will also make you extremely cool !!!

 

Coding is the fourth literacy!

 

Everyone needs to know how our digital world works, not just engineers.

We don’t even know what jobs will exist in the next 10 years, but being digitally aware, you will be prepared

The programmers of today will be the wizards of tomorrow. You will seem like you have magical abilities compared to everyone else.

 

Inspiring “The Inventor” in you: Do you have a child inventor or want to nurture one? Are you an aspiring inventor?

Inventors can be girls and boys; men and women of all ages and we will show you how. We will nurture you along the way and even help you develop your next big idea!

 

In an engaging environment, Ninja’s will learn to design, interface and control the real world with devices to do “fun” things.

We teach using ACTUAL software used by coders today. It is easy to learn and reads much like the English language and NOT gobbledygook!

 

Although we are aiming at girls and boys aged 8 to 18, we will soon be announcing clubs for adults.

 

Come and meet us by signing up to a FREE Discovery session at a location near you or just give us a call to discuss your requirements and special needs.

 

 

Why learn to code and what the Government says:

 

In 2014, the UK government have acted directly to put coding onto the national curriculum. This is fantastic news for our children’s future prospects!

Ninja Code Academy goes even further with electronics and computer design too!

  • Coding is now compulsory alongside English, Maths and Science.

  • This makes the UK the first major G20 economy in the world to implement this on a national level.

George Osborne – Chancellor of the Exchequer:

“This initiative is a landmark policy change that will arm a generation of school-leavers with the skills for the 21st century, enabling them to make the most of this unique opportunity and lead the global race in innovation.”

  • Backing technology and ensuring our children are equipped with the skills for the future is part of our economic plan.

  • Britain is the place to start and grow a new tech company.

  • This year by introducing coding into the curriculum, we are making sure Britain is ”The” place to learn to code.

  • Replaced the “obsolete and boring” curriculum with forward thinking and modern objectives.

 

Homework now becomes Funwork!!!

 

Self learning is encouraged by giving the Ninjas a “kit” for use at home where they can continue to develop their ideas and provide the foundation to become that budding inventor.

 

Kick start your apprentice Ninjas journey…